The Origin of Colour

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This poem personifies the Earth and so could perhaps be said to be about Gaia. It says that the earth contains within it all the other colours; without the earth, not even the blackness of space could exist, for colour exists only in the eyes of earthly creatures. As in many of my other poems, beginning with an adjective is fundamental to the poetic bringing forth of the world.

Submitted: January 26, 2013

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The Origin of Colour

 

Brown was the colour

Of her hair, like the Earth,

Of other colours, a mixture,

From which she gave birth...

 

To the red, the yellow and the green of the flowers,

The blue of the streams, the rivers and the showers,

The white of the snow, the clouds and the face,

And the black of the dark, placeless emptiness of space.


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